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score! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's friday, it's january 24. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it's 6:00. developing news right now. this is new video from a brush fire burning in san rafael. larkspur and san rafael firefighters are attacking the flames from all angles right now in a marsh area between east francisco and [ indiscernible ] boulevard. shortly after the fire started at 3:30, flames were visible from the freeway. heavy smoke is still covering the area. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live in pittsburg where firefighters uncovered a marijuana grow house after trying to put out a house fire. we'll tell you how much pot they found coming up. >> and the mavericks surfing contest is in half moon bay today, the waves up to 40 feet tall. past participants describing
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the surfing experience snowboarding while the mountain is lifting up 40 feet. >> if you don't have a good round, not only would you may be be out of the contest you might be out of a sport of orers would. we all know know that's what we're messing with. doesn't make sense. but you know, we love it. it's fun. >> two dozen surfers coming from all around the world includes brazil and south africa. they will compete for a prize of $12,000 and let's turn to meteorologist lawrence karnow for a look at the forecast as the surfing gets under way in a couple of hours. >> we had big storms off the coastline generating huge waves. high surf advisory at the beaches those swells 11 to 20 feet and 40-footers at mavericks. we have high fire danger too and it's been extended now to all bay area mountain peaks. red flag warnings up until 1:00 this afternoon. some gusty winds already this morning of 20 and 30 miles per hour. humidity less than 25%. hazy skies outside right now, some partly cloudy conditions, too. the temperatures into the 30s
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and also the 40s. this afternoon, think we could be headed right back up into the record books. these temperatures are going to be very mild today. in fact, we are looking at about 70 in oakland, 69 degrees in san jose. and about 65 degrees in san francisco. these numbers running a good 9 to 12 degrees above the average. in fact, it may be even warmer this weekend. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check the roads with liza. >> slow traffic now for the altamont pass. it's been backed up and the delays continue for westbound 580 now slow from the 205 interchange through livermore bound for pleasanton. so that's the slowest stretch of traffic for the entire bay area. you can see that heavy traffic there in our live camera on the left-hand side would be westbound 580 again delays leaving the altamont pass. bridge commuting still okay. so it's "friday light" for the san mateo bridge. "friday light" for the bay bridge. but if you are heading for the richmond/san rafael bridge, just keep in mind it's more of a visual hazard this morning, a brush fire with smoke visible from 580 approaching francisco boulevard off the richmond
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bridge. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to anne. >> thanks. we want to take you back to a developing story in the east bay. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live in pittsburg, where a marijuana grow house went up in flames this morning. >> reporter: firefighters say that it looked like nobody lived in this house and its primary use was just to grow marijuana. here's some video we have of the fire from earlier. you can take a look when contra costa county got here they saw flames through the roof on this home off tampico and rancho bernardo drive around 1 a.m. because of the heavy flames firefighters started dousing the house from the outside. when it was safe, some firefighters went in the first floor and they made a surprising discovery. >> we brought the roof under control and then put people inside of the house to try and extinguish the fire completely. when they went in to extinguish the fire, they found a
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marijuana grow operation occurring inside the structure. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect or suspects were stealing electricity and had a sophisticated setup about 10 to $15,000 worth of equipment inside. now, they don't know the cause of the fire, but they say it started likely because of faulty electrical wiring. now, back out live you can take a look at the damage here. firefighters say the second floor of this house is a complete loss. that's where they believe the fire started. you can see the windows are all busted out. we know that the roof has collapsed. as far as what they found inside, they say about 1,000 marijuana plants and that's street value worth $1.5 million to $2 million. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. a bulletproof vest was not enough to prevent the accidental shooting death of a bart police officer. tom smith was killed by a fellow officer while searching an apartment in dublin on tuesday. the gunshot wound was to the chest in an uncovered area.
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police physical skills trainer don cameron says some parts of the body are exposed because police officers need the ability to move freely. >> it was like a turtleneck sweater i would never be able to turn my head and look down. >> alameda county sheriff's department is investigating the shooting now. so far there are few details about exactly what happened inside the apartment. a public funeral for sergeant tom smith set for wednesday morning at the neighborhood church of castro valley. you can find the very latest developments on this story as well as watching an exclusive interview with sergeant smith's family on our website, kpix.com. happening this morning, safety concerns about the new bay bridge span will be the focus of a state senate transportation committee hearing. the committee released results of an investigation earlier this is week. it suggests some caltrans officials tried to cover up safety problems during the construction project. the issues include defect testify bolts as well as problems with the welds on that bridge. also happening today, hundreds are expected to gather for a benefit concert to help
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the family of andy lopez. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy while carrying a toy gun that looked like an assault weapon. the concert is scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon at the arlene francis center on sixth street in santa rosa. a man known as the cotton ball ban did is set to enter a plea in san rafael today. 60-year-old christopher wootten is charged with committing 10 bank robberies in marin county since 2012. he is called that because he always wore a knit hat during the alleged holdups. two major developments in san jose's legal battle over major league baseball's refusal to give the a's the go-ahead to pursue a new ballpark in san jose. yesterday, the city shifted its antitrust case against million dollars. lb to a federal appeals court. the city hopes to overturn a decision by a u.s. district judge who cited a 92-year-old ruling that exempts mlb from antitrust laws. in a separate lawsuit, the city
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refiled a case under state law. that one accuses major league baseball of undermining san jose's economic interests. in hercules, police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who has been on the run for a week now. this is video of that collision last friday morning. a dark colored suv ran down a pedestrian in a crosswalk on willow avenue. the driver got out asked the victim if he was okay but then he took off. 70-year-old victim hurt his head but is now out of the hospital. and some developing news. five people are dead after a series of bombings today in egypt. a pile of rubble was left behind when a car bomb targeted police headquarters. this is in cairo. hours later, another deadly blast targeted police vehicles near a transit station and a third explosion happened at a police station near the giza pyramids. no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. they come just one day before the third anniversary of the start of egypt's uprising that toppled hosni mubarak. a dangerous cold front
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continues to hit much of the country right now. and it's affecting some people who aren't used to it. down in texas, sleet and ice covered slick roads and accidents last night. all part of an arctic outbreak affecting much of the country. in ho who, massachusetts, frozen fire hydrants made it hard for firefighters to get access to the water and do their jobs. >> the first hydrant they found was frozen which meant they had to find another hydrant the next three hydrants behind that also frozen. so we ended up 3,000 feet away to get our water supply. >> thick pieces of ice slowing a new york city waterway ferry to almost a complete standstill. forecasters say another snowstorm could hit the east coast over the weekend and next week it may be cold enough to snow as far south as florida. right now wreckage still being cleared after white-out conditions caused this massive traffic pile-up in the midwest. more than 20 people were hurt and at least three people were
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killed in a crash, of semi trucks and cars. more than 40 vehicles crashed in white-out conditions on interstate 94 in michigan city, indiana, yesterday. move over, double stuff. get your tastebuds ready. oreo has a new flavor twist on the classic cookie. >> "where's roberta?"? well, that's a mighty big clue right you there. but there's a lot of beach in the bay area and we'll take you to one as the news continues right here on kpix 5. the surf is up on the beach, the fire danger is high, the temperatures well above average. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's a slow friday commute for all those drivers making the altamont pass drive westbound 580 jammed up from the 205 interchange. but what about the rest of the commute? i'll tell you with "kcbs traffic" still ahead. ,,,,
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and drag racing. he appeared before a judge by video-link in florida... pop singer justin bieber free on bail after being arrest for dui and drag-racing. he appeared before a judge on video link in florida yesterday afternoon. >> all right, the first case this afternoon is justin bieber. >> 19-year-old had a blank look on his face during yesterday's hearing. it was a different expression than his mugshot taken after his arrest in miami beach earlier that morning. the video from tmz showing that rented yellow lamborghini supposedly driven by bieber that night. police say they pulled him over when officers spotted him drag- racing through a residential area. investigators say bieber initially refused to follow officers' instructions while using profanity. after $2,500 bail was posed, he climbed on top of his suv and waved to the screaming fans. justin bieber is trending
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right now. also trending judge judy, the tough as nails judge will launch a new court show this fall on cbs. daigon aley revealed new harry potter plans including a certain ride. tgif. and oreos is unveiling two new flavors cookie dough and marshmallow crispy. the new cookies will hit store shelves in february. you can follow us on twitter at #cbssf. >> i love the crispy -- >> why wouldn't you just have normal rice krispy treats? >> or just a regular oreo? >> they are oreo. they're hip. take it away, liza. >> i'm not feeling the marshmallow crispy oreos. good morning, everybody. we'll talk about the morning commute where it's been "friday light" for most areas i want to tell you about a new accident coming into santa clara. a car hit a pedestrian. this is on san tomas expressway approaching homestead so there's still some traffic control in the area. we'll have more information on this new accident in santa clara in just a few moments. meanwhile the altamont pass has
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been very slow westbound traffic still crowded from the 205 interchange, stays heavy through the livermore valley. the san mateo bridge still holding steady with no delays there. you can see right here, our live camera of that 580 commute very slow traffic now again for the westbound 580 drive heading through livermore. the 880/237 interchange is trouble-free. light traffic for the san mateo bridge here leaving hayward bound for foster city. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> all right, liza. we have some nice weather ahead as we head in toward the weekends. i think these temperatures running well above the average again. these temperatures could move higher. they are going to start to clear out a little bit as we head in toward the afternoon. and the temperatures are going to be warming up nicely. how about this? as we head in toward the afternoon, the fire danger still running high. that red flag warning now posted across all bay area mountain peaks and looks like over the weekend we'll see more
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sunshine and dry conditions. sunny and mild for the weekend. and these temperatures back up in the 60s and searches. low pressure retrograding means it's backing out toward the coastline not following your typical circulation. it's moving back under this ridge of high pressure. dragging with it a few clouds in our skies. at the same time, we have some big time storms off the coastline that have generated some large swells out toward the beaches. 70s into the central valley today and mostly sunny into sacramento. 76 in fresno. 67 into monterey bay and 57 degrees in yosemite. as you look out toward the coastline, those swells running very, very large 11 to 13 feet. and yes, occasionally we could see a 20-foot break right along the coastline maybe some 40- footers for mavericks. how about this? we have a few high clouds drifting across our skies today. looks like things are going to stay fairly dry though and that offshore wind will continue to blow. we have seen some gusts already this morning of 20 and 30 miles per hour. temperatures running to about 69 degrees in san jose. 70 degrees in morgan hill. 66 degrees in san mateo.
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and it looks like temperatures along the coastline into the 60s out at the beaches. and then it looks like numbers in the east bay in the 60s and low 70s. as you get inside the bay you will see those numbers also into the 60s and also the 70s. how about this? your sunrise time 7:20. sunset at 5:25. next couple of days it looks like high pressure is starting to break down. a little bit at least that blocking ridge, but temperatures staying mild. we are hoping that we'll finally see some rain making a return. >> question. you're a surfer? >> yes. >> if there's 40-foot waves -- >> i don't go in. [ laughter ] >> how do you get the surfers out past the break? >> a lot of them they tow out there. they will even take a boat to get out there. that's a long way where they go off pillar point. they have a long way to get out past the waves. the scary part is getting back in! riding those monsters. >> riding the wave or whatever. >> right. very scary. >> okay. on that note the search is on to find out where is roberta gonzales. >> it's part of our weekly feature "where's roberta?" highlighting unique places around the bay area. she gave us a hint earlier but
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it's time for the big reveal. roberta, where are you? >> reporter: good morning, anne. hi there, frank. good morning, everybody. i chose this particular location this morning by looking at computer models 10 to 14 days ago. i started noticing some very large storms heading towards the hawaiian islands generating some of the biggest surf this is past decade so i started thinking, mavericks! but this story isn't just about mavericks. it's to introduce you to this pristine coastal community. welcome to half moon bay, a quaint coastal town where a little over 13,000 people call it home. it is world-renowned for its pumpkin festival and its mavericks surf contest. >> there are big, big, big, bigger than big -- >> reporter: half moon bay is also known for its long stretches of serene shoreline. >> i always come out here. i come down two or three mornings a week and walk. >> reporter: and great food.
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>> crab season crab, fish season fish. you get it every day. >> reporter: residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in california. neighbors care about each other. and there is a real sense of community. >> everybody knows everybody. i mean, i have lived down here since 1966. so these guys here were little kids. >> reporter: sure, the building waves and swells have caused one to lay awake at night. >> oh, they're pounding! the last two, three nights, they are just pounding. it's taken my a while to figure out what the knowist is. >> reporter: but it is the unseasonably mild winter weather that's causing an uptick in business in this historic city in san mateo county. >> it's actually helping the fish so the fishermen can sell all the fish that they catch so yeah, it's a lot more tourists which is helping out half moon bay. >> reporter: any fears for the lack of rain? >> this is god's country, yeah. can't believe it. you feel sad about it. >> reporter: it certainly is
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god's country here. i want to thank all the residents of half moon bay that have welcomed me here with open arms over the past several days. it really truly is a wonderful friendly community. but as many as the residents were saying now they have to turn their attention to opening up their arms to all the tourists that are going to be arriving here in an hour plus those professional surfers. so coming up at 6:50, frank and anne, we are going to direct our attention now to one of the world's greatest surf competitions, again, in the world. we'll be talking about that and giving you all the latest details. >> have you seen any surfers yet? are they starting to show up there? they are an hour and a half away from showtime here. >> reporter: i got to tell you, frank, we were the very first people to arrive at 4:00 this morning. [ laughter ] >> reporter: so no, the surfers are still carbo loading, getting their rest. there's a little bit of activity out here right now but the competition begins at 8 althoughk this morning and we will be here. i want to tell you, you can
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watch it online, kpix.com. we'll be streaming it live. >> that's right. the whole show. >> thank you, roberta. live for us in half moon bay. coming up, an x games gold medalist shows off his snowmobiling skills. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, steph curry joins elite company in the nba. the franchise drought he ended coming up and the sharks go for five straight against the jets. nominaton to us at: cool scs at kpix- dot-com. we may co and feature your school on e show. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us. coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back. games" ,, the great american novel.
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good morning, everybody. the jets came to the tank last night with a pretty good "west side story." winnipeg has not lost a game under their new coach paul maurice. joe pavelski has 11 goals since the month began and the hot streak continued. scoreless in the third braun to the net pavelski with the rebound. sharks win 1-0. the new coach of the ucla bruins, facing stanford down one in westwood parker for the dunk. he is from atlanta not france. parker had 22. bruins win 91-74. sean miller's arizona wildcats are not going to lose hosting colorado, gordon the steel and the dunk. number one arizona is 19-0. tiger woods making his 2014 debut at the place he won the most torrey pines. played the south course the harder of the two shot an even par 72. he is 8 strokes behind the leader stewart cink. and steph curry, folks, was
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voted to be the starter at next month's all-star game. he will be the first warrior to start the all-star game since latrelle sprewell in 1995. and finally, because they screwed it up last year, when curry should have been a starter, or at least on the all- star team. get ready, it will be years to come for steph curry at the all- star classic. i'm dennis o'donnell, have a great weekend. thank you, dennis. play of the day now. x games aspen, colorado. amazing trick by colten moore helped him win the gold medal snowmobile freestyle. it was a bittersweet moment for moore whose brother caleb died from injuries in last year's snowmobile competition. colten moore the play of the day today. 6:26. san francisco international airport's terminal 3 is inching closer to completion. the state-of-the-art amenities that will set sfo apart from any other airport in the country. >> reporter: we're live in
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pittsburg where firefighters made a surprising discovery trying to fight a house fire. they found an extensive marijuana grow. we'll have the details in a live report coming up. ,,
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald. it is so dry and the fire danger so extreme, california has hired hundreds of firefighters. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. >> and all that drought forcing the first bay area county now to declare mandatory water restrictions and this is only the beginning. >> fire danger high this morning surf up along the coastline. week talk about your weekend weather coming up. >> and delays continue in santa clara along the san tomas
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expressway. a major accident, details coming up. good morning. friday has arrived! it's january 24. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it is 6:31. we have new details on a brush fire now under control in san rafael. it's between east francisco and kerner boulevard. it started at about 3:30 this morning. we just got an update from investigators. they say this fire started inside an illegal encampment. crews are still on scene mopping up right now. heavy smoke in the area. i'm cate caugiran live in pittsburg where firefighters uncovered a sophisticated marijuana grow after trying to put out a house fire. today investigators are now going to try to figure out who was behind this operation. here's some video that we have from earlier. we know this fire started just after 1:00 this morning. firefighters responded to a home off of tampico and rancho bernardo drive. it was already in flames.
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investigators say it started on the second floor of the building causing the roof to collapse. the flames were so intense, firefighters started their fight from the outside. once it was safe, they went in and found about a million and a half to $2 million worth of marijuana. that's about 1,000 plants. firefighters say that's about all they found. there were no signs of furniture or people who lived here so pretty much the purpose of this home was just to grow marijuana. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. are you ready for the weekend? >> mm-hm. >> lawrence? >> yes. >> definitely. >> we are going to deliver. no rain. unfortunately, we would love to get the rain and bring down the fire danger. that fire danger high again today. very unusual to see the red flag warnings up for this time of year but here we go. red flag warnings now posted for all bay area mountain peaks until 1:00 this afternoon. we are seeing some gusty winds now and some very dry conditions. those gusts 20 to 30 miles per hour. humidity less than 25%. so be very careful outside today. still very hazy partly cloudy skies this morning if you are
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stepping outside. a little chilly in spots 39 degrees in livermore, 33 in santa rosa, 47 in san francisco and 42 in san jose. i think as we look toward the afternoon, yeah, we are going to keep things very mild outside. these temperatures expected to be up in the 60s and the 70s once again. maybe even a couple of records. these temperatures, guys, running a good 8 to 12 degrees above the average. that's the latest from here. back to you. this winter is so warm and dry the state is actually bringing on more firefighters. as kiet do reports from san jose's almaden valley, seasonal firefighters aren't used to being on the job in january. >> reporter: at cal fire station 22, it's the middle of january. nevermind james, though, he is wearing a t-shirt and sweating in 70-plus degree heat. he shouldn't even be here at all. in a normal fire season, he starts work in april. but then, he got the call. >> just my battalion chief, he asked me if i wanted to come back to work. i said yes. >> reporter: with the driest
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winter in years, the state has called in 125 seasonal firefighters just like james three months early to be stationed in northern california. southern california got 200 firefighters. it's no wonder. so far this year, there have been 300 wildfires statewide. last year, there were zero. yes, it's schooler and the days are cooler and the days are shorter but it's as dry as at the end of summer. >> the temperature gives people a false sense that things are okay. temperature has very little to do with wild land fires. it's more about the relative humidity and the wind. >> so fair to say you have probably never seen it this bad? >> it's unprecedented. we haven't seen activity like this since the '90s. >> reporter: and these guys have been told to stay on for the next six weeks. at the end of that time, they will reevaluate and see if they need to stay longer. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix
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5. if we do get a long extended rain and the moisture levels go up, fingers crossed, those seasonal firefighters would likely be sent home. let's check our roads right now from liza battalones. >> good morning, everybody. we are going to talk about the morning commute where it's shaping up to be busy. i want to go to this accident that's in the santa clara area. it is delaying traffic record northbound san tomas expressway at homestead. now, when it was first called into the chp, it was reported as a car hitting a pedestrian. chp is now on scene. they can't confirm that that occurred. there is no pedestrian there. they just have that solo vehicle but they are guiding traffic through the area very heavy traffic reported now for san tomas approaching homestead. this is in that northbound direction. we have a lot of folks heading out towards half moon bay to check out the mavericks surfing competition. and now there's an accident delaying that traffic even more. this accident happened highway 92 at main street on your approach to downtown half moon bay. very heavy traffic now on half
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moon bay city streets and along highway 92. again, give yourself some extra time if you plan on making that drive out there. a lot of people are going to be doing that today. slow going you there the livermore valley where there's an accident in the clear stages approaching vasco. an oakland father is trying to find his son before the police find him first. the 14-year-old boy is wanted for murdering his 17-year-old sister justice tolliver. she was shot to death in the downtown oakland apartment at noon yesterday. family members say the boy shot his sister because she had bleached some of his clothes. his father pleads for his return. >> i told me he don't have the gun no more. i'm praying on it. >> justice toll river's family said she had recently returned
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to school and has a 2-year-old daughter. today in texas, more court arguments in the case of that brain-dead pregnant woman whose family wants her removed from life support. the woman was 14 weeks pregnant when she was found unconscious in her home. she is now 22 weeks pregnant with a baby her family's attorney say is distinctly an normal. the hospital says it has to keep her on life support to protect the life of the baby. a fundraiser is being held today to pay for the funeral of antonio mesa killed tuesday by chp officers following a pursuit in oakland. he had a gun and both officers opened fire. the fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 38th avenue in oakland. the ongoing drought is prompting one sonoma county town to fine people who use too much water. healdsburg is the first place in the bay area to limit water use since governor brown declared a drought emergency last week. starting wednesday, people who live in healdsburg will only be able to water their yards on
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alternate days. but yard watering will be banned completely during the daytime and on mondays. >> as soon as it started raining, you could hear people in our neighborhood coming outside and cheering. >> healdsburg's goal is to reduce water use by 20%. sfo officials will be showing off the new and improved terminal 3. they have spent a year and a half and $138 million to upgrade boarding area e. the terminal will boast unique state-of-the- art features including customized interactive digital displays and bay area centric restaurants. the area officially opens on tuesday. sonoma county animal control is looking for foster parents to temporarily take care of dogs. the shelter takes in more than 2,000 dogs a year. private homes are a better way to give the dogs personal care and exercise until shelter officials find the original
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owners or permanent homes. 6:38. they look like blimps and they are floating over the east coast but not to a football game. why the military is sending up there's aircraft and the privacy concerns too. >> and the market opened just about 10 minutes ago. let's take a quick check on the early numbers. everything down this friday morning. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. going to be tested out over na >> 24 of the world's brave he is athletes are heading right here to pillar point. good morning, everybody. i will have details on how you can watch mavericks action from your desktop as the news continues right here on kpix 5. ,,,,,,
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from 10,000 feet in the air, it will have radar that reaches from boston all the way down to north carolina. it will be used to detect potential cruise missiles. >> there is a real concern that cruise missiles which fly at low level and fly very rapidly launched by a ship could actually threaten the capital. >> technology is already in use overseas that includes radar and cameras but the u.s. blimps won't have cameras. testing begins in october. we have been telling you about the fight to keep highly explosive fracked oil out of the bay area. only on 5, christin ayers explains whose side the in he said are -- the feds are taking. >> reporter: a runaway train derails along the u.s. canada border in july and explodes. 47 people die in an inferno fueled by what's called bakken shale, a highly flammable fracked oil that the train was carrying. the national transportation safety board officials investigating the accident just released a report saying, to
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keep accidents like this one from happening again, something has to change or else major loss of life, property damage and environmental consequences can occur. people from pittsburg to benicia are fighting to keep companies from bringing in tens of thousands of barrels of crude per day including the very oil that fueled the explosion in canada. >> these trains are like bombs on railroad tracks. >> reporter: railroad officials know the dangers. in november the president of the association of american railroads suggested the industry build stronger tankers to cut down on accidents. >> we are recommending that all new tank cars designed to move flammable liquids be built to even higher standards. >> reporter: the ntsb agreed and suggested that trains also develop new routes to avoid populated areas. and do a better job of properly classifying hazardous cargo or risk another catastrophic derailment. railroad industry officials say
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they are working with the feds on these recommendations, saying they endorse the changes. in pittsburg, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> experts estimate crude oil production in the u.s. will reach 8.5 billion barrels a day by the end of this year. california lawmakers are working on a bill to ban plastic bags statewide. it would ban single use plastic bags at supermarkets and large grocery stores. and if you want a paperback, it will cost 10 cents. if passed, the law would kick in next july and expand to pharmacies and liquor stores eventually. retailer nieman marcus now says the information of their 1.1 million customers was compromised in that recent credit card breach. the high-end department store says it happened between july and october last year. so far, 2400 credit cards have been used fraudulently. the company is notifying all of its customers who shopped in the last year at its stores. it's offering them a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
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wall street hopes today's session goes better than yesterday. >> it was a bummer yesterday. how about today? let's check in with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: unfortunately, it doesn't look much better today than it did yesterday. big sell-off yesterday, worst day of the young year on wall street. dow lost 176 points. worries over china's economy slowing down, also u.s. corporate earnings not wowing anybody out there. the market hit a number of record highs in 2013 so you have the profit-taking under way, as well. if there's any good news, treasury prices have been going up. that pushes interests rates down. that could be a help for mortgage rates heading into the spring buying season with home prices having risen quite a bit over the past year, around 11% for previously owned homes. a lot of earnings out again today. microsoft, starbucks and juniper networks from sunnyvale impressing invests with their results and what they plan to do in the current quarter. their stocks are up like the
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overall market selling off again. let's check the big board see how things are going. the dow down 127 points. nasdaq down 42. s&p down 16 points. juniper is up almost 9%, starbucks up 2% and microsoft up about 3%. back to you. >> jason brooks from kcbs news, thank you. it is 6:47. time for traffic. let's see what's going on, liza. >> hey there, frank and anne and good morning everybody. what's going on is pretty nice traffic if you are heading for the bay bridge. traffic not delayed once you're on the span. it's just a very brief delay at the toll plaza at this hour with the metering lights on. but once you get on the bridge, you see right here westbound traffic flows well into the san francisco. the san mateo bridge is trouble- free. traffic volumes are up so we are seeing more drivers out there westbound but no major delays for the toll plaza just a very brief delay for west 92 at midspan. now, highway 92 in half moon bay, we are looking at delays
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this morning with more traffic than usual as folks head to set up for the mavericks surfing competition. and an accident slowing down traffic in downtown half moon bay near highway 92 at main street. keep that in mind if you plan to head out there. 580/680, that's going to be a slow drive. it's been slow for west 580 from about the 205 interchange. it's been heavy approaching vasco. and that's where the chp is clearing up an accident from one lane of traffic. silicon valley drivers good news for you. all the earlier accidents have cleared out. 880/237 interchange moving at the speed limit. and it's been a nice morning for local transit. still no delays for the bart system, ferries on the altamont commuter express. that's traffic. now to lawrence. >> liza, on this friday, looks like above average temperatures are coming back. the offshore winds cranking up a bit outside. we have some partly cloudy skies as a weak area of low pressure moves over. but i think the main concern really the fire danger running high and red flag warnings posted now across all bay area
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mountaintops until 1:00 in the afternoon. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon with mild temperatures. this weekend sunny and dry and even more mild as we'll see warmer weather over the bay area. high pressure beginning to break down. that huge dome of blocking ridge looks like it's finally going to give way. that may mean rain end of next week. for now keeping things dry, low pressure moving off the coastline. and the swells moving in large along the coast. westerly 11 to 13 feet up to 20 feet. even bigger at mavericks. no delays expected this morning out of sfo. should see mostly sunny skies passing clouds, temperatures are in the 60s. very, very mild. across the country the complete opposite direction. 18 degrees for a high in new york today. 22 degrees in chicago. they are seeing ice and snow into houston today. should be dry and mild for denver at 54 degrees. around the bay area today you will see those temperatures up in the 60s and the low 70s, possibly moving back into the record books once again. next couple of days, probably
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going to warm the temperatures up a few degrees for the weekend. it will stay dry. gets a little iffy in the forecast here. some partly cloudy skies into tuesday. checking out your schoolcast for today, skyline elementary school in daly city. if you are heading out grab a jacket. partly cloudy skies. lunch recess not bad just a few clouds in the upper 50s and so low 60s and by the way for lunchtime, they are having famous tony cheese pizza baby carrots and diced peaches. wow! sounds delicious. all right. we want to go out to mavericks and half moon bay with roberta gonzales. >> reporter: it's getting busy. we are noticing traffic congestion building. speaking of building, you build it or it builds, and they will come. that's right. 24 of the world's greatest athletes are now right here at pillar point. it's the mavericks invitational. and it takes place beginning at 8:00 this morning. that's the first heat.
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there's going to be four different heats. the final round is at 1:30 this afternoon. immediately following that championship round will be the awards ceremony. now, if you want to come on out and see these waves that are building, 30 to 40 feet perhaps even higher, i'm talking about the size of apartment buildings, don't think about it. you're not going to even get close. we are about a mile offshore and we can't even see those kind of waves. but the lovely oceana hotel and spa, they are having a great big festival and viewing party. we have made it so much easier for you. all you have to do is visit us online at kpix.com/mavericks right there on our homepage. a link says mavericks invitational live streaming so you will be able to see all action at 8 a.m. just about an hour from now, and again it's getting very active out here, and then all the way until 1:30. that's a championship round. and then the awards ceremony. so we are live here this morning with mobile weather at pillar point. it is currently 46 degrees.
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water temperature is 46 degrees. going up to sunny 63 degrees at half moon bay. all right, roberta. thanks. time now is 6:52. egypt is rocked with explosions overnight. the latest on the deadly series of blasts coming up. >> reporter: we're live in pittsburg where firefighters uncovered a marijuana grow house after it caught on fire. we'll tell you how much pot they found coming up. ,, the busiest place in your house is the one you want to be the cleanest. but using bleach leaves some stains behind. as this dye reveals. lysol toilet bowl cleaner does more. it removes the tough stains that bleach doesn't and it also disinfects.
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four hours on the slopes.urs on weights. and two hours doing this stuff. which leaves me approximately two minutes to get my banking done. so i use the citi mobile app to quickly check my accounts and pay my bills. which leaves me about five seconds to kick back. that was nice. bank from almost anywhere with the citi mobile app. citi, with you every step of the way. today. temperatures will r much of five things to know at the :55. another blast of winters national weather service hitting many parts of the nation today. temperatures will stay below freezing for much of the midwest and the northeast.
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schools are canceled because of a mix of rain and sleet. >> federal subpoenas have been issued for new jersey governor chris christie's re-election campaign. the state's republican committee. campaign officials have been ordered to turn over documents related to the september closure of those toll lanes leading to the gw bridge. christie fired a top aide after emails revealed the lane closures might have been political pay back against the democratic mayor after he refused to endorse christie. five people have died in a series of bombings today in egypt. a pile of rubble was left behind when a car bomb targeted police headquarters in cairo. another was at a transit station and a third at a police station station near the giza pyramid. >> happening this morning, state senate transportation committee will hold a hearing in sacramento about the structural safety of the bay bridge's new eastern span. the committee released results of an version heed of the hearing during the a hearing
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saying some results were covered up. surf is up. the best surfers from around the world are in the bay area from mavericks. waves are projected to be at least 40 feet tall. the show starts in about an hour at 8 a.m. and you can watch it live on kpix.com. cate caugiran on the scene gathering information about a grow house in pittsburg. >> reporter: frank, we know that detectives will be back here again this morning to continue their investigation. as far as they know, they say that no one lived in this house and it appeared its only purpose was to grow marijuana. when contra costa county fire first got here, they saw flames shooting through the roof. in this home off tampico and rancho bernardo drive they got the call just after 1:00 this morning. because of the heavy flames firefighters say they started to douse the house just from the outside and once it was safe, some of the firefighters went in to the first floor and that's when they made a surprising discovery. >> we brought the roof under
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control and then put people inside of the house to try and extinguish the fire completely. when they went in to extinguish the fire, they found a marijuana grow operation occurring inside of the structure. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect or suspects were stealing electricity and had a sophisticated setup about 10 to $15,000 worth of equipment inside. they still do not know the cause of the fire. but it's likely it started because of faulty electrical wiring. and now that it's daylight you can take a look at the damage that the fire did to this house. firefighters say the second floor is pretty much a loss. you can see through these windows that are broken out. the roof actually collapsed in the flames. as far as what they found inside, they say they found about 1,000 plants and that's street valued anywhere between a million and a half to $2 million. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." we are getting reports now of an ace train delay. it's our first transit delay of the morning and they are running 20 minutes behind on
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ace train 3. it's been a smooth morning though for bart and the ferry systems with no delays across the board for them. we'll move on to the bay bridge commute where the metering lights are on. traffic at the toll plaza is backed up from about the end of the east parking lot. you get on the bridge and traffic does okay for that westbound drive approaching downtown san francisco. highway 92 at the san mateo bridge, we had a brief delay at midspan at one time but it's cleared out. that westbound drive looking good across the bridge towards the peninsula. that's a look at traffic. lawrence? >> all right. liza, very hazy outside right now. some partly cloudy skies. a weak area of low pressure sliding through. red flag warnings are up across all bay area mountains until 1:00 in the afternoon. and the surf also up along the coastline. 60s and some low 70s for highs today. looks like the next couple of days we are going to keep things a little warmer over the weekend. and partly cloudy and dry into next week. >> sounds good. yesterday national pie day, today national peanut butter
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day. >> chunky. >> smooth. >> you pick your poison. >> i like the chunky. >> thanks for joining us. have a great friday. >> enjoy the weekend, everybody. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our view others in the west. it is friday, january 24th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." the relentless arctic blast cuts a deep path across the country. snow and ice caused havoc all the way down to texas. deadly bbings in cairo overnight target police, damage a famous museum and raise tensions ahead of an important anniversary. getting ready for the grammys. nancy o'dell is in l.a. will the surviving beatles share the stage? we begin with a look at the "eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds." >> i heard lots of -- lots of noises, lots of bangs, some sounded like a big train wreck. >> the deep freeze causes a travel nightmare.

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